Wakefield Forest Elementary

Open House

Open House was a huge success. We enjoyed seeing everyone. We hope you have a wonderful weekend. We look forward to seeing you Monday morning. 

First Day of School

Families are welcome to walk students to class on the first day of school. School opens at 8:25 AM and class begins at 8:40 AM. At 8:40 families need to depart the building and the area surrounding the quad.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures


Kiss and Ride

Kiss and Ride begins at 8:25 am.

  • K-2- will enter door 1 and go directly to class.
  • G3-6- will enter door 1, walk down the hall to exit out Door 4 and continue down the path to the Wolf Den (quads).


  • K-2 families who are walking should bring their children to door 6 near the playground.
  • G 3-6 may come in from one of the side roads, across the recess fields from Iva Lane, or from the building if they eat breakfast.
  • For safety reasons please do not congregate in the fenced quad area.


Kiss and Ride

  • Students will wait in the cafeteria to be dismissed in the front from door 1.
  • Due to construction, we will have an outlined walking lane in front of the school instead of using the sidewalks.
  • Please do not use your phone and drive slowly.


  • K-2- will exit door 6. Kindergarteners must be met by an adult or sibling in 7th grade or older.
  • G 3-6 – will be dismissed directly from the Wolf Den. 
  • Families should coordinate where to meet, if necessary. For safety reasons please do not congregate in the fenced quad area.

Bus Transportation - First Week of School

Please make sure your child arrives at the bus stop 5 minutes early and that you allow extra time for the bus to return to the stop in the afternoon.  Often the first week of transportation includes adjustments; thank you in advance for your patience!

Please remember that Kindergarten students who ride the bus in the afternoon must be met at the bus door and asked for by name by a parent, parent designee, guardian, or a responsible middle school age or higher sibling.  Kindergarten students not met will be returned to school.

Woodson Pyramid Instrument Petting Zoo

WHAT: Come try out BAND and ORCHESTRA instruments!
Students will learn about various instruments, get to try them out (limited), and visit various vendors.

WHO: Hosted by the Woodson HS Music Department, any current 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grader is welcome to attend. FREE to Woodson Pyramid students and families; parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

WHEN: Saturday, August 27th, 2022 10AM - NOON

WHERE: Woodson HS Auditorium (Entrance 18)
9525 Main St. Fairfax, VA 22031

Family Engagement Committee

We are seeking members of our school community who would be interested in serving on a family engagement committee. The objective of this committee would be to gain a diverse perspective from families on topics impacting our school. Topics would change throughout the year, but we expect our initial focus to be mays in which we celebrate differences at our school. If you are interested please email acalder@fcps.edu. Meetings will be held virtually on Zoom monthly.

Recognize Our Staff Who Go Above and Beyond

FCPS Cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. Our very own Jessica Yaman was recognized as the Region 5 winner for June 2022.

Construction Corner


Here are the most recent updates:

  • The playground installation is making progress. While it won't be ready for the first day of school, we're hopeful it will be soon.
  • The health room has moved and is now located in the main hallway. 

Are you curious about the ongoing construction? Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle for the most up-to-date photos.


FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will continue to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided in the following instructional videos: